First medical students graduate in Essex

Mick Ferris

The first medical students to ever graduate in the county of Essex have officially become doctors.

Anglia Ruskin University’s School of Medicine held a graduation ceremony at Chelmsford Cathedral for its first cohort of 81 students, who began their studies in 2018, watched by friends and loved ones as well as partners and supporters from healthcare organisations from around the county.

The students have now qualified as junior doctors and will go on to complete further postgraduate training in their chosen fields. Many will practice in Essex and the surrounding region.

The School of Medicine opened in 2018 following a Government expansion of medical school places across the UK and was officially opened by the Duke of Kent the following year. It is one of a handful of new medical schools across the country built to accommodate the expansion, and ARU students are the first to graduate from one of these new schools.

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Mick Ferris

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